Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - September 09, 2005


It's the dreaded weekend after Labor Day, when school is back in session and end-of-summer blues permeate the pop culture. If that didn't already augur poorly for the box office, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina compounds the situation, creating the possibility that the weekend will be the weakest moviegoing frame of the year.


California lawmakers have approved a bill that would ban the sale of violent video game to minors, but Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has not yet taken a position on the legislation, his office said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'